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Words as pictures - Southwest Chinese Naxi manuscripts
Professor Duncan Poupard from the Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been working with a team of translators and anthropologists on the cataloguing and deciphering of Leiden University Library's Naxi manuscript collection. The Naxi manuscripts hail from a remote part of southwest China and can only be read by local ritual specialists. This blog post introduces some special features of these exciting texts that are written in a script that has been described as the "world's last living pictographs". For more information, please visit: https://www.leidenspecialcollectionsblog.nl/articles/words-as-pictures-southwest-chinese-naxi-manuscripts